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The roots of our identity and sense of self are in our


______________ includes the activities, abilities, and characteristics that a culture has deemed appropriate for us based on whether we are male or female.

Gender role

Our gender role is first defined for us by our


Individuals who had an anxious/ambivalent relationship with a parent may find that, as adults, they

worry about being abandoned by others.

Anxious/avoidant relationships with parents may produce children who, when they reach adulthood,

are inclined to run from relationships.

Our first relationships outside our family are


Real friends

can be tense with each other.

Friendships usually include all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT


Characteristics of friendships include all of the following, EXCEPT


A characteristic of friendship includes reciprocity, which means

give-and-take between friends.

Intimate partnerships differ from friendships, in that intimate partnerships

include the presence of sexual desire.

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of commitment?


_____________ is an idealization of a loved one.


The element that is LEAST characteristic of enduring love relationships is

absorption in each other.

Emotions that can accompany physiological arousal include

B. fear.
C. frustration.
D. A and B.
E. all of the above.

The most long lasting element of love is


The transformation of love progresses in the following way:

A.high levels of passion, increasing intimacy, diminished romance, enduring love.
B.high levels of passion, increasing intimacy, diminished romance, break up of relationship
either A or B

All of the following are common relationship challenges, EXCEPT
A. commitment.
B. self-disclosure.
C. expectations.
D. overfamiliarity.

D. overfamiliarity.

To develop a healthy intimate relationship, it is important to self-disclose

at a slow but steady rate.

A successful relationship has proven to improve an individual's


Emotional intelligence includes

recognizing feelings as they occur.

Mindfulness can be cultivated by

maximizing awareness of ourselves.

Which is a common expectation that can hurt a relationship?

expecting your partner to change

Jealousy is

a measure of insecurity.

Examples of unhealthy relationships include all of the following, EXCEPT
A. physical or emotional abuse.
B. a level of tension.
C. codependency.
D. communicative withdrawal.

B. a level of tension.

All of the following are important guidelines for ending a relationship, EXCEPT
A. "Give the relationship a fair chance before breaking up."
B. "Be fair and honest."
C. "Be tactful."
D. "Move on as quickly as possible."

D. "Move on as quickly as possible."

It appears that our partner may NOT be interested in what we are saying if he or she responds by

looking around the room.

The three keys of good communication in a relationship include all of the following, EXECPT

critical analysis.

Revealing personal information that we ordinarily wouldn't reveal because of the risk involved" describes


Which of the following is NOT a component of good listening?


____________ is a constructive response to another's self-disclosure.


If your partner expresses unhappiness in your relationship, it is best to

validate your partner's feelings and respond with self-disclosure.

When you want to have a serious discussion with your partner,

avoid blaming.

Male communication patterns can often be described as


Which of the following goals is MOST likely to be associated with male conversation?

establishing dominance

Female communication patterns can often be described as


All of the following are steps in effective conflict resolution, EXCEPT
A. clarifying the issue.
B. finding out what each person wants.
C. not compromising your position.
D. reviewing and negotiating.

C. not compromising your position.

Of the following, which is the MOST constructive conflict resolution strategy?

identifying alternatives to get what each person wants

Which of the following is NOT a constructive strategy for conflict resolution?
A. finding out what the other person wants
B. clarifying the issue
C. reviewing and renegotiating
D. providing selective information

D. providing selective information

If you and your partner find that you argue again and again over the same issue, you should

accept the differences between yourselves.

Which of the following is usually the basis of first attraction to another person?


A characteristic of one's partner that becomes important in determining the quality and depth of a relationship after the euphoria of first attraction and initial romance winds down is

future aspirations.

The most important question for potential mates is,

"How much do we have in common?"

In cultures where parent-arranged marriages are common, marriages are


All of the following are drawbacks to online relationships, EXCEPT
A. people can misrepresent themselves.
B. people can communicate in a relaxed way.
C. investing time and emotional resources in an unrealistic romance may be painful.
D. the relationship may become dangerous.

B. people can communicate in a relaxed way.

If you want to pursue an online relationship,

find out the other person's situation and intention.

In traditional male-female dating relationships, the development of the relationship follows the order of

casual dating, exclusive dating, engagement, marriage.

Getting together in groups, a more casual form of contemporary dating, is probably a product of

equality of the sexes.

Living together in a sexual relationship without being married describes


Cohabitation is

increasing in popularity.

By age 30, what percentage of men and women have lived together without being married (cohabitated)?

50 percent

Which of the following factors is NOT associated with the increasing popularity of cohabitation?

younger average age at marriage

One advantage cohabitation has over marriage is

partners have a greater sense of autonomy.

All of the following are liabilities associated with cohabitation, EXCEPT

loss of protection against domestic violence.

Sexual orientation is best described as

a consistent pattern of emotional and sexual attraction based on biological sex.

One difference between heterosexual and homosexual couples is that same-sex partnerships tend to

be more equal.

Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE of many gay and lesbian relationships?

Each partner assumes a traditional gender role.

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